Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS


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What do we call the study of the earth and how people interact with the environment?

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1. What type of information can be found on a map?

2. Jerry has been hired to draw the maps of hiking trails, camping sites and scenic areas for the state parks system. What is Jerry's profession?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Maps, GPS, and GIS are all tools that geographers use to help them in their profession, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding these tools. The questions will ask you to match a term with its definition or to identify what an acronym stands for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following terms:

  • GIS
  • Cartographers
  • Maps
  • GPS
  • Geography

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the purpose of geography and how cartography tools such as maps, GIS and GPS help geographers with their profession
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cartographer, GIS and GPS
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about what GIS and GPS stand for

Additional Learning

Continue studying the field of geography by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and explore examples of geographic tools
  • Understand how advanced technological tools have impacted the fields of geography and cartography
  • Review the role that these tools can play in everyday life